Yes Milltown Dental now offers Invisalign!

 

WHY GET MY TEETH STRAIGHTENED (OTHER THAN TO LOOK EVEN MORE GORGEOUS OR HANDSOME THAN I ALREADY DO...)

Healthier teeth and gums
Swollen, red gums can often be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems.
That’s where Invisalign comes in!
The comfortable and clear aligners gently and gradually begin to move your teeth into the proper position — without unsightly brackets and wires.

Easier Cleaning
One of the biggest challenges of having crooked teeth or even regular braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the crowded areas or around the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay.
With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.

Overall health
Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums — and how they look to others when you smile—say a lot about your overall health. If you're taking good care of both, you're probably taking good care of the rest of you.
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, they can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes (don’t’ hesitate to ask us for scientific references). Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of possible problems. And correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign effectively addresses all of these orthodontic issues, so you'll have the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.

HOW INVISALIGN WORKS

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you.
These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist plans out for you.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
One of the best things about Invisalign is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. Since the aligners are so comfortable and invisible, you should be able to wear them for the recommended 20-22 hours a day without much effort.

WHY INVISALIGN OVER BRACES?

Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll find with Invisalign. And no matter what stage you’re at in life, you’ll appreciate how Invisalign treatment has minimal interference in how you live, but has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself both during the treatment and after.
Special occasion coming up? No problem — just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you're ready. Of course, even when you're wearing them, most people won't even know you're going through treatment, because they are virtually invisible!

Invisalign

Braces

Clear aligners are virtually invisible Requires brackets and wires
 

Smooth comfortable plastic aligners

 

Wires can poke and irritate mouth

 

Aligners are removable for easy cleaning         

 

Brushing and flossing require more efforts

 

Eat whatever you want

 

Many food restrictions

While the end results may appear the same (a confident beautiful smile), when you stop and actually compare Invisalign to other teeth-straightening options, the advantages become quite apparent.  Knowing the pros and cons of each option ahead of time will help you make a more confident decision.

 

 

 

Invisalign     

Braces        

 

Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite


Straightens your teeth

 

Average cost is about 5000$

 

Allows you to eat whatever you want

 

 

Lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening

 

 

Allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health

 

 

Consists of smooth comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums

 

 

Frees up your busy schedule, with office visits only every 4-6 weeks

 

 

Invisalign teen: provides up to 6 free replacement aligners if lost or broken (only for teens)

 

 

 

With regular braces, you may experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating.
As if that weren’t enough, there are also the personal sacrifices — popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzel, nuts, certain candies…plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and more.

What about other treatments like veneers or bonding?

Many patients have asked about the benefits of bonding or veneers when compared to Invisalign.
Bonding consists in the application of white filling material over the teeth to “fool the eye” into thinking the teeth are straight. Although it sometimes look really good, we can never get as good a result as if your natural teeth were straight or had received porcelain veneers. White filling can look slightly “chalky” compared to natural teeth or porcelain and they certainly need a lot of maintenance as they stain, wear or chip over time. It is definitely a less expensive option but the drawback also includes creating lots of new cracks and fissures for the plaque to accumulate and therefore increases the risks of decay or gum disease.
While veneers are certainly an option for improving your smile, they only cover up certain dental imperfections, rather than correct them. This means that some existing gums and bone problems could still remain.